Design Principal of SWA / Balsley. Tom is known for its fusion of landscape and urbanism in public parks and plazas. For over 35 years, National ASLA Design Medalist Tom has created public spaces that connect people to each other and their environment. In New York City alone, he has completed more than 100 parks and plazas including Hunter’s Point South, Riverside Park South, Gantry Plaza State Park and Chelsea Waterside Park. His impact throughout the US and abroad can be seen in iconic downtown spaces including Dallas’ Main Street Garden Park, Cleveland’s Perk Park, Denver’s Skyline Park and Tokyo’s Gate City.